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Live Review: Clean Bandit @ The Laundry, 13/03/14

Arriving at The Laundry in Hackney, the first impression of the venue was that it was its size. It was big; not big in an O2 sense, but big enough considering the youthfulness of Clean Bandit. They may have been floating around the blogosphere and playing festivals for a …

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Now Hear This: 18/01/14

We’re not really about lists. We like longform interviews and in-depth analysis; wordy think-pieces and lengthy reports. But that’s partly because we’re music-loving writers and there’s nothing we love more than the sound of a keyboard clacking satisfyingly with the sound of our own thoughts. Hey, at least we’re honest.

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ASOS Urban Grunge

Taking inspiration from the ghetto Gothic movement in current street wear design, ASOS have created a new collection that fuses ’90s grunge and urban fashions; kind of what you would get if Lil Jon and Nirvana were one band. A monochrome mood dominates the collection, with the occasional large print …

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Musogyny: Katy Perry; Concerned Sister or Just Another Shamer?

Everyone knows it’s a man’s world out there (thanks James Brown) but there is none more so than the big bad world of music. From Miley’s twerking to Sinead’s open letter shaming, these last few months have seen an upward trajectory in the debate around gender issues within music.

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Pop Girls Takeover Interview: Max Marshall

One part aspiring fashion designer, one part rapturously received pop vocalist; to say that London-via-Baltimore’s Max Marshall is perfect for Notion would be an understatement. She oozes style and has sublime tunes to boot. In the latest instalment of our Pop Girls Takeover Week, below you can read the full

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Interview: Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy is one of the UK’s most entertaining new talents. His number one single ‘La La La’, has clocked up over 47 million views on YouTube, and is the biggest selling single by a British artist this year. After taking a not so conventional route into the

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Lulu James new video for ‘Step By Step’

It’s not often you get to film a music video on the same set as one of the scenes from the iconic British classic ‘For Weddings and a Funeral’, but for Northerner Lulu James, it is the norm. We take a look at her new video for ‘Step By

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The Dream announces a one off show in London’s KoKo

The Dream is one of America’s finest producers, songwriter and rapper – and for one night only, he is coming to the UK’s capital, London. September the 4th will see the mastermind behind hits such as Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’, rock up to Camden’s renowned club, KoKo for an intimate performance.

Multiple …

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Live Review: Wireless 2013 – Friday

Since its inception in 2005, there haven’t been many festivals that have been able to compete with – the newly Yahoo! sponsored – Wireless. From its first outing eight years ago now, which featured a lofty cast of headliners including New Order, Basement Jaxx and Kasabian, it’s …

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Moodboard: Escort

Since Escort’s latest single Barbarians is being looped in the Notion offices, we asked New York’s favourite disco band to tell us about their favourite things from Brooklyn and beyond.

Stylist: Irini Arakas is a good friend of mine, and the stylist to the band. Her fashion line, Prova, …

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